Royal Blue Golf Course at Baha Mar

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5.0
Value
4.7
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
5.0
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.8
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6 out of 6 reviews
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5.0
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4.5
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4.5
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4.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
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5.0
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4.8
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5.0
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Recommend this course
5 out of 5 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7189
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
Type Resort
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7189 yards
Scorecard for Royal Blue at Baha Mar
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Bear M: 74.1/133 405 626 191 473 321 353 216 504 575 3664 377 510 223 568 438 443 165 314 451 3489 7153
Royal Blue M: 71.3/127 358 561 172 360 293 313 177 461 535 3230 348 484 192 537 388 412 146 281 415 3203 6433
Conch M: 69.0/119 W: 72.4/129 287 456 120 280 238 245 112 343 439 2520 263 419 107 442 275 315 108 200 311 2440 4960
Handicap 14 4 10 6 18 16 8 2 12 13 15 9 17 1 5 7 11 3
Par 4 5 3 4 4 4 3 4 5 36 4 5 3 5 4 4 3 4 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 2015
Fairways Platinum TE Paspalum
Greens Platinum TE Paspalum
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jack Nicklaus (2015)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed Rental shoes available

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5.0
6
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great course conditions, layout and staff

The course is in pristine condition from tee to green. The staff are friendly and the beverage cart is very regular if you need it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Amazing Course

The facilities were all 1st-rate, and all of the staff were courteous and professional. They made the club fitting for rental painless. The caddy was very knowledgeable and kept track of our wayward shots (of which there were many).

The course itself is immaculate. The front 9 you see a lot of the surrounding area and ocean. The back 9 is completely different experience. Holes built into blasted rock and jungle. The signature hole was a gorgeous sight. Highly recommended for the $300ish greens fee.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Perfect round at Royal Blue!

From the moment we were picked up at the Baha Mar resort and dropped off at the clubhouse at Royal Blue you know that you're somewhere special.

You are greeted by course staff, brought to the pro-shop to check in, then straight to the range to get fitted with clubs for the round. The range and practice facility was great - Royal Blue had Titleist, PXG, Itoberi, Taylor Made, Callaway clubs to try out and use for the round.

After the practice session was completed, we were shuttled to the starter and introduced to our forecaddie Alex, who was cordial, witty, knowledgeable and very helpful around the course (especially with the elevation changes on the back 9 holes).

The course was in perfect condition during the round - from the tee boxes all the way to the greens our group had no complains for Royal Blue. Like other resort courses, there are multiple risk/reward holes that you can take advantage off the tee.

The front 9 had views of the Baha Mar resort and the Atlantic ocean. Getting off the tee safety was the challenge as the undulating fairways, rolling white sand dunes came into play on many of the tee shots. The back 9 however was completely different - you are set through dense jungle and elevated terrain that was breathtaking.

The island green on the par 3 16th hole was a fun challenge - especially with the downhill elevation change, make sure to go down a club (as Alex recommended).

After the round, we enjoyed lunch and drinks at the tavern to end the day. I fully recommend the Royal Blue Golf Club and want to personally thank Sean Cracraft and the staff for the great experience!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Perfect weather

Absolutely Beautiful!

Certainly, among one of the most beautiful resorts and golf courses in the world!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Golf Channel
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

A splendid afternoon

In town to cover the Hero World Challenge and was able to take an afternoon to get over to Royal Blue. Thrilled that I did.

For starters, the place was absolutely pristine. Every blade of grass was manicured to perfection and the greens were fabulous.

The whole layout was fun, particularly the back nine. Everything was memorable and I particularly liked being able to hit a different club into each of the par-3 holes.

The Baha Mar area is great and we were able to have a few drinks afterward staring over a beautiful setting. Can't wait to get back there.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

"All-in" at Baha Mar

Royal Blue offers a first-class golf experience from the second you arrive at the clubhouse. The $275 green fee is plenty high on its own, incentivizing you to spring for the $325 all-in package, which comes with your choice of rental clubs — PXG, Itobori, Titleist, TaylorMade, Callaway — ProV1 golf balls, an engraved bag tag, and a drink in a take-home thermos. The club would prefer you to take advantage of the all-in experience, and it's absolutely worth the moderate up-charge if you were already willing to pay the greens fee. Bottom line: if you're willing to spend the money, go for the full package. It's a substantially better value.

The Jack Nicklaus design features two unique nines, with the back nine coming out head and shoulders above the front, although both sides are impeccably maintained by Sean Cracraft and his staff.

The freeform teeing concept is highly enjoyable if you're willing and able to play the course multiple times, but otherwise wouldn't make an impact if you're only playing once.

The resort is expected to open in full in Spring 2018. Baha Mar is certainly an expensive destination, but the all-in package at Royal Blue is a unique, resort experience.

One final note: If your short game is in a state of disrepair, chipping off Paspalum will absolutely boost your confidence.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Stay & Play Offers

$339 Starting price
Valid dates: Nov 08, 2018 - Dec 20, 2018
Enjoy four rounds of golf at either of Ka’anapali’s championship courses and a beautiful Ocean View room with a five (5) or more night stay at the Royal Lahaina Resort.
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